Resolutions 2013

8 Jan

Last year I made three resolutions: blog more, get organized and exercise 30 minutes each day. So, how did I do? I think it went pretty well! I definitely blogged more frequently in 2012, there were some weeks of bloggy silence but by far I posted more often than I did in 2011. I got organized in lots of creative ways and I need to share it with you! I took a bunch of pictures of my current organization system and will be posting those soon. The exercising part…well I started out doing 30 minutes a day and slowly it started to die down as I became busier with my final semester of school and life started getting busier in general. I would have spurts of motivation and then other priorities would take over. And by priorities I mean laziness! I reignited my motivation for fitness after going wedding dress shopping and realized exercising EVERY day might not be a realistic goal, I’m now aiming for 3-4 days a week.

I’d say my 2012 resolutions were a success! Now it’s a new year so it’s time for new resolutions. For 2013 my resolutions are..

To be happier: Stop dwelling on the lost friendships of 2012 and focus on all the happy things happening RIGHT NOW! Focus on the friends that are still here and have always been here. I’ve spent too many days and nights wondering, “What’s wrong with me? Am I a bad person? Am I a bad friend? Am I annoying? Do I really lack tact and class? What is the quality of my character?” I get anxiety and nervous energy and start feeling badly about myself. It’s time for all that nonsense to stop.

To let go: This ties in to the first resolution but I want to take it further. I need to let go of resentments, sadness and hurtful memories of the past. The way, way, way back past. I’m getting married this year so I need to clear my mind–not to forget–but learn from all the past experiences and move on. I’m starting a fresh chapter in my life, I’ll be changing my name and in a few years start my own family. Over the years the anger has slooolwy melted, and that could be from time healing or maturity pushing out the tired angsty teen I was. Now I need to make the concerted effort to LET IT GO and move onward!

To stop over-extending: I’ve often over extended myself, as a student, a full time worker, Avon lady, volunteer…but that phase is over. I don’t want to focus on Avon anymore. I don’t have to work and go to school, I can now focus on career. I no longer NEED a crazy schedule. The second half of 2012 was a lot calmer and simpler and I liked it. But then I noticed during the holidays as we were “house-hopping” trying to visit as many loved ones as possible that I’d done it again. I’m not going to 4 different houses during the holidays anymore. I was wiped out, extremely tired and emotionally drained. We’ll find another way to show our love next year.

This year my resolutions are very serious but it’s time to shake things up and hit the refresh button on life.

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3 Responses to “Resolutions 2013”

  1. Alyssa @ January 8, 2013 at 11:14 am #

    Sounds like some fantastic resolutions! I should also take the “don’t overextend yourself” goal to heart….

  2. therealsimonoh January 14, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

    Sounds like it’s a big year for you with challenges and opportunities unlike most others. Best of luck!


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